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Moses played for Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup — when they were also in Argentina's group

“Argentina are going to be scared of us” insists Chelsea’s Nigeria star Victor Moses

Amazingly, Russia 2018 will see the two countries meet in the group phase for a fifth time in six tournaments


Victor Moses has claimed Argentina will be scared of facing his Nigeria side at the World Cup .

The Super Eagles have been drawn to face Lionel Messi’s side for the fifth time in six finals — with the South Americans winning the last three meetings.

Croatia and Euro 2016 surprise packages Iceland, who eliminated England out in the first knockout round, are also in Group D.

Chelsea wingback Moses, a former England Under-21 cap who chose to represent the land of his birth in 2012, said: “We keep getting Argentina for some reason.

“We don’t want to play against Messi, but it is what it is. We’ve got to go and play our football and see what happens.

“After what Iceland did last year [beating England in the last 16 of the Euros], football nowadays, there’s no easy game.

“Argentina are going to be scared of us as well.

“It’s all about football at the end of the day.

“Everyone at Chelsea was saying we’re going to get a thrashing and we’re not going to make it through the group stage.

“Hopefully we can go out there and make the nation proud and get out of the group.”

By Neil McLeman.  This article first appeared in the Mirror.

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